Marline Hitch

The Marline Hitch is used to secure long bundles. The Marline Hitch has advantages in that it’s working end goes over and then under and when force is applied, the hitch tightens.

To Tie a Marline Hitch:

Tie an overhand knot around the spar.Marline Knot 1
Tighten the first overhand knot around the spar and then tie a second overhand knot.Marline Knot 2
Tighten the second overhand knot around the spar and then tie a securing knot such as a Constrictor Knot as illustrated.
Marline Knot 3